Geez, now look what you've done? You've created another gun thread! So much for the alternatives (unless they're holsters or laser grips).

But with you talking to yourself here, hopefully you've got the gun posters believing that at least one person (you!) should practice gun control -- for everyone else's sake.

That aside, I've got to point out that I'm probably not the only one living in a big city on this forum. But the thing is, where I live is turning into a really big, bad city. As the economy has turned south here, I've watched an alarming increase in theft and violent crime. An almost daily armored car robbery (to the point that they're talking about an ordinance to not pick up money in an amored car at schools when the kids are getting out.) We've had a rash of murders at Wendy's, Chili's, even a fancy steak house (unsolved), enough that I really don't care to go out to eat here anymore. They've used stolen bulldozers to knock over the ATMs at the same Bank of America branch twice -- in the last 4 months. We've had 22 burglaries in my marina in the past year, one last week four slips down. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" /> And then you've got stuff like this.

So when I get on a plane and eventually get to a trailhead and out in the wilderness, I'm hoping to leave that all behind. Rose-colored glasses for the rest of the world -- the outdoor world -- I guess. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />
- kevon

(avatar: raptor, Lake Dillon)